Peachtree Corners, Ga.
While the `Dores swam hard, the squad came up just short falling to the Green Wave 186-111.
The highlight of Thursday night's home opener was Kathryn Coughlin's first place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Vanderbilt Swimming capped off its final home meet by honoring its senior class who own a combined 11 established records.
Tomorrow the Commodores continue conference action as they host Arkansas and honor their senior class at 11 a.m.
Blankenburg, Oberg and Faulkner all earn finals swims Thursday
Swim vs. Marshall/North Florida. Senior Day honoring Hannah Martin. (1/30/16) Photos by Daniel Dubois
Vanderbilt swim team opened up its 25th season hosting the Florida Gators. Photos by Bosley Jarrett (10/8/15)
Vanderbilt Swimming 2015-6 Head/Team shots. Photos by Joe Howell. (9/11/15)
• 2015-16 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014-15 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.
• 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
2015-16 (Junior): Earned a finals swim at the UGA Fall Invitational in 200 butterfly and finished with a season best time of 2:00.88… Season best times in the 100 butterfly (55.80) and the 200 IM (2:08.37) in the prelims at the SEC Championships… Found the podium 15 times during her junior season… Three 1st place finishes, five 2nd place finishes, seven 3rd place finishes for the ‘Dores… Placed 1st in the 200 butterfly (2:02.45), 3rd in the 100 butterfly (56.64), and 200 medley relay (1:46.40) against Tulane… 1st place finish in the 200 butterfly (2:05.81) versus Marshall and North Florida… Finished 1st in the 200 IM (2:11.02), with 2nd place finishes in the 200 medley relay (1:48.68), and the 200 butterfly (2:06.46) against Campbell and NC A&T… Runner-up in the 100 butterfly (57.46) and 100 medley relay (49.34), 3rd in the 50 butterfly (26.49), and 4th in the 50 freestyle (26.41) against UALR… 3rd in the 400 medley relay (3:54.00), 100 butterfly (56.21), and 4th in the 200 butterfly (2:04.50) versus Florida… 2nd in the 200 butterfly (2:04.02), and 3rd in the 100 butterfly (56.15) against San Diego State and Oregon State… 3rd in the 100 butterfly (58.09) against Missouri.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Had a tremendous 2014-15 season…PR’d in the 50 free at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite (25.55)… Set an additional three personal records at SEC Championships in the 100 fly (54.55), 200 fly (2:00.16) and 200 IM (2:05.22)… put in hard work in during summer leading up to her junior campaign, establishing four more PRs in various summer races…Huge 1st place finish for the ‘Dores over South Carolina/Queens/Wingate in the 200 fly (2:02.82)… Placed 5th against the Bulldogs in the 200 fly (2:09.77)… Runner-up finish against Campbell, SDSU, and UALR (32.15)… earned 2nd place versus SDSU and UALR in the 50-yard freestyle (26.39) and 4th in the 100 IM (1:02.05) on OCT. 11th… Swam to a first place finish against West Florida and North Florida in the 200 fly (2:06.12) and second place in the 100 fly (58.83)… 2nd place finish in the 100-yard fly against Marshall and Xavier (56.25)… Helped VU to a 3rd place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:48.70) against the Herd and Xavier… two 3rd place swims against the Kentucky Wildcats; 200 fly (2:03.28) and 400 IM (4:31.33)…Placed 2nd against Arkansas in the 200 fly (2:04.11).
2013-14 (Freshman): Swam a personal best in both the 200-yard IM (2:08.35) and 100-yard butterfly (55.73) in the 2014 SEC Championships ... Posted a third place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.47) against Auburn ... Finished third in the 100-yard butterfly (58.34) versus Texas A&M ... Runner up finish in the 100-yard butterfly versus Tulane ... Finished third in the 200-yard butterfly (2:09.78) against Liberty ... Two top ten finishes in the Georgia Tech Invitational (10th, 200-yard butterfly, 2:04.66) (10th, 100-yard butterfly, 56.60) ... Third place finishes in both the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.61) and 100-yard butterfly (58.78) against WKU/Marshall/Cumberlands.
Personal: Rachel Lauren Koch ... Born May 25, 2013 ... Daughter of Dan and Erin ... Sister of Haydon ... Majoring in HOD ... Favorites include cross country (non-swim sport), Tim Tebow (athlete), Death Cab for Cute (musician), Mean Girls (movie) and playing the guitar (hobby) ... Biggest influences include church, friends and family.